understands it cannot independently determine the future of
the state's transportation system. Transportation infrastructure
is an important part of the state's well-being and it is affected
by decisions made in the public and private sectors.MoDOT
recognizes it must work with other state and federal agencies,
metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning commissions,
local organizations, businesses and communities to address
issues and identify unforeseen circumstances and opportunities
that might affect the transportation decision-making process.
With all planning
organizations, needs identification and project prioritization
processes will continue to be developed cooperatively.These
processes will be based on the previously identified transportation
investment goals and other important considerations.
Separate needs identification
and project prioritization processes for the state highway
and bridge system will be developed for maintenance and operations,
rehabilitation and reconstruction and major project activities.
These processes will be developed in coordination with MoDOT's
transportation partners and used to add projects to future
Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs.
Federal and state laws establish different
working relationships between MoDOT and various public entities.